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Fish recipes for Lent


Shrimp fajitas


16 oz shrimp (fresh or frozen and thawed), deveined and peeled
1 lime, sliced in wedges
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Olive oil
Crushed red pepper
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Chili powder
8 yellow corn tortillas (the thinnest ones tend not to crack)


Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream
Spring mix or lettuce, shredded


1. Place prepared shrimp on a plate.
2. Add olive oil, squeeze lime and lightly sprinkle each of the seasonings.
3. Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
4. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook, flipping occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
5. Warm tortilla shells in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Fill the shells with shrimp and top with lettuce, salsa and sour cream.

Suggested accompaniments: Brown rice

Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Patton, MS, RD, LD, CDE, Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition Education, St. Anthony's Medical Center.

Check out more great recipes and nutrition advice at the Talk-Diabetes.org blog.

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